Why Ubisoft’s always online DRM solution is a bad idea: legitimate players will be denied access while Ubisoft changes servers, pirates play hassle free

    We’ve blasted Ubisoft’s draconian always online DRM policy before, and for good reason – it basically limited your access to a game that you legally bought when your internet goes down. Here’s another reason why the whole technology is laughable and should be abolished: some players that legally bought Ubisoft titles won’t be able to play their games starting Feb. 7, as the company moves “transitions the hosting of many of its online services from a third-party data center to a new facility”. Meanwhile, the people who pirated the game aka people who did not pay a single penny will STILL be able to play the titles without interruption. How exactly is that fair Ubisoft? If you’ve bought any of the games below legally, you can expect not to be able to play them as the company completes its move:

    Assassin’s Creed–Mac
    Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2–PC
    Might & Magic: Heroes VI–PC
    Splinter Cell Conviction–Mac
    The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom–PC
    The Settlers–Mac


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